- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Mac Brown is the next chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky.

The vice president of Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corp. replaces Steve Robertson, who announced his resignation earlier this year. Brown is also the chairman of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin’s transition team.

Brown said he was “humbled” by the vote of confidence from Republican leaders. He said his goals are to elect a Republican president, support Sen. Rand Paul’s re-election campaign and work to wrest control of the state House of Representatives from Democrats.

Paul, Bevin and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell were among the state Republican leaders who praised Brown’s selection in a news release issued by the party.

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